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The All About Me Puppet is a great first day of school activity for children! Lesson plan includes a printable student worksheet!

Lesson Plan Ideas

Applicable Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.a
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.b
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.a
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.b
Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.c
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

Steps

  1. Each student should decorate their puppet to their likeness using Wiggle Eyes, Craft Hair and other decorative accessories. Students can create clothes out of Felt Sheets if time allows.

  2. Each student should complete the All About Me Worksheet to accompany their puppet.

  3. Once completed, students can present their puppet and worksheet to the class, small groups or with a partner. Encourage students to find similarities and common favorites among each other. Once the presentations are complete, go over the similarities as a class—does anyone share the same birthday or career ambitions? Common favorite foods or animals?

  4. Students can take their puppets home at the end of the day, or the teacher can create a classroom display.

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